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Fissure sealants and their importance

Molar teeth have deep grooves on the chewing surfaces which can be very difficult to keep clean and leads to collection of plaque and food debris. If this isn't removed, it can result in tooth decay.

Fissure sealants are thin coat of restorative material placed over the pits and fissures of back teeth to stop the food from getting in the grooves of the teeth and prevent decay.

The commonly sealed teeth are the permanent molars and if the child is at a higher risk of decay, the baby molars are also sealed.

Fissure sealants can withstand daily chewing forces for months or even years but the protective coating may wear down at different rates in different people. It is important to have regular dental check-ups to ensure that your sealants are in good condition.

How fissure sealant is applied:

We are grateful to the community of Launceston and surrounds for making us what we are and our practice continues to serve a patient base of over 6500 people. We are mostly a word of mouth and focus on prevention. Our mantra is to provide quality personalized care to our patients. We do accept new patients and if you would like to book in, please call (03) 6326 4368.

Dr. Dan and The Happy Dentaltown Team

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